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Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 16, 2000) The lower bow unit of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is lowered into place at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding facility. File# 000316-N-0000W-015

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 16, 2000) The lower bow unit of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is lowered into place at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding facility. U.S. Navy photo. File#... more

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

7 Newport News, Virginia (Aug. 09, 2000) File# 000809-N-0000G-017

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Ronald Reagan CVN 76 under construction

Newport News, Virginia (Nov. 11, 2000) The island structure of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is lifted into place at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding facility. File# 001111-N-0000D-001

CVN 76 Under Construction

CVN 76 Under Construction

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia (Nov. 11, 2000) The island structure of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is lifted into place at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo Courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding. File# ... more

Marines assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 146 prepare to load ordnance onto an F/A-18C Hornet

Marines assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadr...

ARABIAN GULF (May. 20, 2001) Marines assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 146 prepare to load ordnance onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CV... more

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a repleni...

Persian Gulf (Mar. 04, 2001) Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan and embarked Ca... more

Christening Ceremony for Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Christening Ceremony for Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 04, 2001) The President of the United States, George W. Bush speaks to honored guests and participants during the christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear powered air... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Adam Rhodes, mans a sound powered phone aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea (RAS).

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Adam Rhodes, mans a sound powered phone abo...

Persian Gulf (Mar. 04, 2001) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Adam Rhodes, mans a sound powered phone aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea (RAS). Reagan and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Fo... more

Former 1st Lady Nancy Reagan christens CVN 76

Former 1st Lady Nancy Reagan christens CVN 76

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 04, 2001) The President of the United States, George W. Bush and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, William P. Frick watch as former First Lady Nancy... more

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a repleni...

Persian Gulf (Mar. 04, 2001) Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan and embarked Ca... more

Christening of the Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Christening of the Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 04, 2001) The President of the United States, George W. Bush and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, William P. Frick watch as former First Lady, Nanc... more

Christening of the Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Christening of the Ronald Reagan CVN 76

Newport News, Virginia (Mar. 04, 2001) The President of the United States, George W. Bush speaks to honored guests and participants during the christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear powered air... more

Crewmembers from Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) clean up the boat landing and beaches

Crewmembers from Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) cl...

Newport News, VA (Apr. 18, 2002) Crewmembers from Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) clean up the boat landing and beaches around Huntington Park in Newport News. Reagan Sailors were supporting... more

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Newport News, VA (Apr. 18, 2002) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Griffioen (left) and Lieutenant Lou Suarez from Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pitch in to clean up the Hun... more

The Honorable Charles Allen, Vice Mayor of Newport News and Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer, Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

The Honorable Charles Allen, Vice Mayor of Newport News and Capt. Bill...

Newport News, VA (May. 02, 2002) The Honorable Charles Allen, Vice Mayor of Newport News and Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer, Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), dedicate a park in memory... more

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Simi Valley, CA (May. 02, 2002) Aviation Boatswains Mate 1st Class Ian Russell, Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sailor of the Year, watches and listens to one of President Reagan's speeches o... more

Sailors assigned to Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Sailors assigned to Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Simi Valley, CA (May. 02, 2002) Sailors assigned to Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) discuss the honor of visiting President Reagan's office in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum. U.S. Nav... more

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Bluejacket of the Year

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Bluejacket of the Y...

Simi Valley, CA (May. 02, 2002) Machinists Mate Fireman Janelle Ortiz, Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Bluejacket of the Year, and Aviation Boatswains Mate 1st Class Ian Russell, the ship's S... more

Commanding Officer Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Commanding Officer Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Santa Barbara, CA (May. 03, 2002) Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), listens as Congresswoman Lois Capps, (D) from California's 22nd District, presents a ... more

2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Championships

2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Championships

Dam Neck, VA (May. 10, 2002) Capt. Robert "Boggs" Ryan assigned to the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), takes a shot from the 200-yard marker during the 2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol C... more

2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Championships

2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Championships

Dam Neck, VA (May. 10, 2002) Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Carnahan assigned to the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) replaces targets during the 2002 Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Champions... more

Sailors from Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Weapons Department, G-1 Division, participate in early morning physical training (PT)

Sailors from Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Weapons Dep...

Newport News, Va. (Sep. 04, 2002) Sailors from Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Weapons Department, G-1 Division, participate in early morning physical training (PT) on the track field at Huntingto... more

PCU Ronald Reagan Sailor prepares for Patriot Day observances on the first anniversary of 9-11.

PCU Ronald Reagan Sailor prepares for Patriot Day observances on the f...

Newport News, Va. (Sep. 11, 2002) Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Sophia Flores, stationed aboard Precommissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), lights memorial candles in remembrance of the victims of th... more

Flying a Pentagon flag over Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) headquarters

Flying a Pentagon flag over Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) headquarters

Newport News, Va. (Sep. 11, 2002) Electronics Technician 2nd Class John Palomo and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Raymond Ong prepare to fly the National Ensign outside the headquarters of Precommisioning Unit Ronal... more

Michael Reagan chats with PCU Ronald Reagan Sailors

Michael Reagan chats with PCU Ronald Reagan Sailors

Newport News, Va. (Oct. 30, 2002) Michael Reagan, eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, chats with Sailors assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during... more

Michael Reagan addresses PCU Ronald Reagan Sailors

Michael Reagan addresses PCU Ronald Reagan Sailors

Newport News, Va. (Oct. 30, 2002) Michael Reagan, eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, addresses Sailors assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), named... more

Mr. Chas Fagan, sculptor, is profiled next to his bronze relief of former President Ronald Reagan that is attached to a remnant of the Berlin Wall,

Mr. Chas Fagan, sculptor, is profiled next to his bronze relief of for...

Newport News, Va., (Nov. 14, 2002) Mr. Chas Fagan, sculptor, is profiled next to his bronze relief of former President Ronald Reagan that is attached to a remnant of the Berlin Wall, once separating Western Ber... more

Surgeon Dr. Hans Janovich performs a bone marrow harvest operation on Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Griffioen

Surgeon Dr. Hans Janovich performs a bone marrow harvest operation on ...

Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Dec. 04, 2002) Surgeon Dr. Hans Janovich performs a bone marrow harvest operation on Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Griffioen. The procedure ... more

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), presents a plaque to Ronald Reagan's Sailor of the Year for 2002, Operations Specialist 1st Class Brian Hollars.

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald R...

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Va. (Feb. 06, 2003) Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), presents a plaque to Ronald Reagan's Sailor of the... more

Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson.

Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson.

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Va. (Apr. 14, 2003) During a resent visit the Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson thanked the crew of the Pre-commissioning Unit... more

Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson.

Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson.

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Va. (Apr. 14, 2003) During a resent visit the Acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson thanked the crew of the Pre-commissioning Unit... more

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse located at Fort Story Army Base

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse...

Fort Story, Va. (May. 05, 2003) Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse located at Fort Story Army Base. Reagan Sailors and Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Builders worked sid... more

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse located at Fort Story Army Base

Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse...

Fort Story, Va. (May. 05, 2003) Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes a lighthouse located at Fort Story Army Base. Reagan Sailors and Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Builders worked sid... more

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan accepts the Department of the Navy�s Distinguished Public Service Award from the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, acting Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan accepts the Department of the Navy�s Di...

Los Angeles, Calif. (May. 17, 2003) Former First Lady Nancy Reagan accepts the Department of the Navys Distinguished Public Service Award from the Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, acting Secretary of the Navy (SE... more

Deck department personnel assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fake mooring lines in the ship's forecastle.

Deck department personnel assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald ...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (May. 27, 2003) Deck department personnel assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fake mooring lines in the ship's forecastle as the ship prepares to depart Naval ... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life.

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during t... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during t... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during t... more

Side boys render honors as the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney is piped aboard for the commissioning of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Side boys render honors as the Vice President of the United States, Di...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Side boys render honors as the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney is piped aboard for the commissioning of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carri... more

Speakers for the commissioning ceremony of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and their guests bow their heads in silence during the invocation.

Speakers for the commissioning ceremony of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Speakers for the commissioning ceremony of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and their guests bow their heads in silence during the invocation. The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft ... more

Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while the ship's crew stand at parade rest during the ceremony

Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while the ship's crew stand at parade re... more

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO),Vice President Dick Cheney, and Mrs. Nancy Reagan sit together during the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO),Vice President Dick C...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), his wife Mrs. Clark, Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Mrs. Cheney and Mrs. Nancy Reagan sit together during the commissioning c... more

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier.

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addr...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear po... more

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronal...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Sailors stationed aboard the Navys newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony. Ronald Reagan is named after the 40th Presid... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during t... more

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) �man the rails� during the commissioning ceremony.

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronal...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Sailors stationed aboard the Navys newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony. Ronald Reagan is named after the 40th Presid... more

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life.

Crewmembers of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ron...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during t... more

Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguishe...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ... more

Senator John Warner of Virginia, addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Senator John Warner of Virginia, addresses a distinguished audience at...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Senator John Warner of Virginia, addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS... more

 U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN... more

Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Hundreds of spectators and media witness the commissioning of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while the ship's crew, sta... more

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronal...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Sailors stationed aboard the Navys newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony. Ronald Reagan is named after the 40th Presid... more

Honors are rendered to Vice President Dick Cheney as the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is commissioned into service

Honors are rendered to Vice President Dick Cheney as the Navy's newest...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Honors are rendered to Vice President Dick Cheney as the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is commissioned into service. Ronald Reagan is na... more

More than 15,000 guests, family and friends attend the commissioning of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at Naval Station Norfolk

More than 15,000 guests, family and friends attend the commissioning o...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) More than 15,000 guests, family and friends attend the commissioning of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at Naval Station Norfolk. Ronald ... more

Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguishe...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraf... more

Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Nancy Reagan walk through the hangar bay of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), at the conclusion of the carrier's commissioning ceremony

Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Nancy Reagan walk through the hang...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Nancy Reagan walk through the hangar bay of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), at the conclusion of t... more

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with a 21-gun salute during ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier US...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with a 19-gun salute honoring the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, wh... more

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addresses the audience at the commissioning ceremony of the of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addr...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addresses the audience at the commissioning ceremony of the of the Navys newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Ron... more

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) �man the rails� during the commissioning ceremony held aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va

Sailors stationed aboard the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier USS Ronald...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Sailors stationed aboard the Navys newest aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony held aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ronald R... more

 USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ship�s sponsor and Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, is greeted by an appreciative audience as she orders the men and women of the USS Ronald Reagan to �bring the ship to life.�

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ship�s sponsor and Former First Lady, Nanc...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ships sponsor and Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, is greeted by an appreciative audience as she orders the men and women of the USS Ronald Reagan to brin... more

Aircraft fly over the newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in diamond formation at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony for the ship.

Aircraft fly over the newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Ronald...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) Aircraft fly over the newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in diamond formation at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony for the ship. U.S. Navy... more

U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony of the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the ...

Norfolk, Va. (Jul. 12, 2003) U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony of the Navys newest Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN... more

An F/A-18 Hornet from the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), makes the first trap.

An F/A-18 Hornet from the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadr...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet from the" Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), makes the first "trap" aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan ... more

Catapult-Arresting Gear Officer Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith waits for an F/A-18 Hornet to make a touch and go as part of the ship's flight deck certification process.

Catapult-Arresting Gear Officer Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith waits for an F/A...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Catapult-Arresting Gear Officer Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith waits for an F/A-18 Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) to make a "touch and g... more

An SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) lifts off the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the flight deck certification process off the coast of Virginia.

An SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) lifts o...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) lifts off the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the flight deck certification process off the co... more

First arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

First arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Navy�s newest Nim...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes the first arrested landing or "trap" on the flight deck aboard the Navys newest ... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Hanson, makes the first trap.

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Hanson, makes the first "trap" aboard the nuclear p... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Will E. Heard gives the signal to lift the tail hook on an F/A-18 Hornet

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Will E. Heard gives the signal to lif...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Will E. Heard gives the signal to lift the tail hook on an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the" Salty Dogs "of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three... more

Airman Andy Johnson helps retrieve one of three arresting cables on the flight deck aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Airman Andy Johnson helps retrieve one of three arresting cables on th...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Airman Andy Johnson helps retrieve one of three arresting cables on the flight deck aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is condu... more

Catapult-Arresting Gear Officers, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith (left) and Lt. Steve Wyss signal a fouled deck during air recovery operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Catapult-Arresting Gear Officers, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith (left) and Lt....

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Catapult-Arresting Gear Officers, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith (left) and Lt. Steve Wyss signal a "fouled deck" during air recovery operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan ... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Juan Canales directs an F/A-18 Hornet from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) to one of four steam driven catapults on the ship�s flight deck

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Juan Canales directs an F/A-18 Hor...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Juan Canales directs an F/A-18 Hornet from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) to one of four steam driven catapults on the ships... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Hanson, makes the first trap.

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Hanson, makes the first "trap" aboard the nuclear ... more

First catapult launch from the flight deck aboard the Navy�s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

First catapult launch from the flight deck aboard the Navy�s newest Ni...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes the first catapult launch from the flight deck aboard the Navys newest Nimitz-cl... more

Mechanics assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) perform a systems check as they ready an F/A-18 Hornet for launch from the flight deck.

Mechanics assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadr...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Mechanics assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) perform a systems check as they ready an F/A-18 Hornet for launch from the flight deck... more

Catapult Arresting Gear Officers Lt. Brad Fudge, left, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith, center, and Lt. Steve Wyss prepare the deck for an F/A-18 Hornet.

Catapult Arresting Gear Officers Lt. Brad Fudge, left, Lt. Cmdr. Scott...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) Catapult Arresting Gear Officers Lt. Brad Fudge, left, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Smith, center, and Lt. Steve Wyss prepare the deck for an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air ... more

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) flight deck certifications.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) flight deck certifications.

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 24, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes a "touch-and-go" landing prior to making the first arrested landing or "trap" on... more

Airman Terrance Flournoy mans a fire hose during a flight deck fire drill aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Airman Terrance Flournoy mans a fire hose during a flight deck fire dr...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) Airman Terrance Flournoy mans a fire hose during a flight deck fire drill aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is currently underway off the coast of Virginia conducting Fli... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from one of four steam driven catapul...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS... more

Airman Dylan Wondra directs aircraft on the flight deck, while an F/A-18F Super Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Airman Dylan Wondra directs aircraft on the flight deck, while an F/A-...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) Airman Dylan Wondra directs aircraft on the flight deck, while an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes an arreste... more

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a commissioned ship

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the f...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a commissioned ship. Reagan is currently underway off the coast of Virginia conducting Flight De... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck a...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).... more

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a commissioned ship

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the f...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 25, 2003) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a commissioned ship. Reagan is currently underway off the coast of Virginia conducting Flight D... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Emery Tronchin, left, from East Orange, N.J. and Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class James Dennis from San Antonio, Texas, communicate with deck edge operators.

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Emery Tronchin, left, from East Orang...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 26, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Emery Tronchin, left, from East Orange, N.J. and Aviation Boatswains Mate 1st Class James Dennis from San Antonio, Texas, communicate with deck edg... more

Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch a T-45 Goshawk

Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch a T-45 Goshawk

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 26, 2003) Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch a T-45 Goshawk assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) from the flight deck aboard US... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Stewart Little of Darlington, S.C., sets the appropriate tension for one of three arresting wires aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Stewart Little of Darlington, S.C....

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 26, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Stewart Little of Darlington, S.C., sets the appropriate tension for one of three arresting wires aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Rea... more

Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch an F/A-18 Hornet

Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch an F/A-18 Hornet

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 26, 2003) Lt. Benjamin VanBuskirk gives the signal to launch an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) from the flight deck aboard ... more

An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) sits on the flight deck awaiting lift off aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 27, 2003) An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) sits on the flight deck awaiting lift off aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is currently und... more

Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain,  (left) and Lt. Chris Chandler offer Holy Communion during the first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain, (left) and Lt. Chris C...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 27, 2003) Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain, (left) and Lt. Chris Chandler offer Holy Communion during the first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).... more

Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain, reads the Gospel to a congregation during the first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain, reads the Gospel to a c...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 27, 2003) Lt. Richard House, Assistant Command Chaplain, reads the Gospel to a congregation during the first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is curren... more

Lt. Steven Wyss gives the signal to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet

Lt. Steven Wyss gives the signal to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 27, 2003) Lt. Steven Wyss gives the signal to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) from the flight deck aboard U... more

Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Padilla from Weslaco, Texas, sings the Processional hymn during the end of first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard the newly commissioned nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Padilla from Weslaco, Texas, sings the ...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 27, 2003) Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Padilla from Weslaco, Texas, sings the Processional hymn during the end of first underway Roman Catholic Mass aboard the newly commissioned nuclear ... more

Midshipman Daren McCulley dons a firefighting ensemble during a main space fire drill aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Midshipman Daren McCulley dons a firefighting ensemble during a main s...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 28, 2003) Midshipman Daren McCulley dons a firefighting ensemble during a main space fire drill aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Midshipmen from the Naval Academy participate in a summer... more

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Green, dons a firefighting ensemble during a main space fire drill aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Green, dons a firefighting ensemble du...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 28, 2003) Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Green, dons a firefighting ensemble during a main space fire drill aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Nav... more

Lt. Cmdr. Al Parulis (left), the ship's oral surgeon, aided by Dental Technician 2nd Class C.J. Garrison, applies gauze to a patient�s wisdom tooth during oral surgery in dental spaces aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Lt. Cmdr. Al Parulis (left), the ship's oral surgeon, aided by Dental ...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 28, 2003) Lt. Cmdr. Al Parulis (left), the ship's oral surgeon, aided by Dental Technician 2nd Class C.J. Garrison, applies gauze to a patients wisdom tooth during oral surgery in dental sp... more

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with Sailor of the Day recipient Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Kenneth Rice, enjoy the view from the Captain's chair on the Navigation Bridge during flight operations

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), ...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 28, 2003) Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with Sailor of the Day recipient Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Kenneth Rice, enjoy the view from the Capt... more

The Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) moves fuel lines across pulleys to begin the first underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

The Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) moves fuel ...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 29, 2003) The Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) moves fuel lines across pulleys to begin the first underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reag... more

Gunner�s Mate Seaman Kyle Suthers fires the first shot line to the Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during the first underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Gunner�s Mate Seaman Kyle Suthers fires the first shot line to the Mil...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 29, 2003) Gunners Mate Seaman Kyle Suthers fires the first shot line to the Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during the first underway replenishment (UNREP) with USS R... more

Seaman James Johnson (left) and Seaman Raul Correa take control of the slack line in between the Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Seaman James Johnson (left) and Seaman Raul Correa take control of the...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 29, 2003) Seaman James Johnson (left) and Seaman Raul Correa take control of the slack line in between the Military Sealift Command oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN ... more